This pattern, by Libbey, is easily one of their rarest-Circles and Arcs. I’ve proudly been able to offer 4 pieces in this pattern and those have been the only pieces I’ve ever seen in person. Another example can be seen in the newest rendition of Revi’s American Cut and Engraved Glass. This tray is signed directly in the center with the Libbey-sabre mark.
Circles and Arcs couldn’t be any more of an appropriately named design – circles and arcs of vesicas engulf the entire pattern. The circles are made up of 4 connecting vesicas, consisting of 3 or 4 hobstars each, encompassing a large hobstar. The large hobstar is surrounded on all sides by crosshatching. The layout of this pattern is particularly pleasing to the eye-perfectly proportional while remaining both complicated and simple, depending how one looks at it.
The tray is in good condition but has a few small flakes in the cutting and a couple of nicks on the rim. It measures 14 long, 7 1/4″ wide and 2 1/2″ tall.
Pattern: Circles and Arcs
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